Events - March

Gasa Tshechu

  26 March 2017 to 29 March 2017   Gasa Dzong, Gasa

Gasa Tshechu is the biggest festival in this small district of Gasa in northwestern Bhutan. Gasa is home to Bhutan’s western highland communities. The festival comprises of mask da…

Domkhar Tshechu

  3 March 2017 to 5 March 2017   Domkhar Lhakhang, Bumthang

Domkhar Tshechu is a three-day festival coinciding with the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan. Sacred dances such as the Black Hat Dance, the Th…

Tharpaling Throngdrol

  5 March 2015   Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang

This popular festival in Bumthang is held annually at the Tharpaling Monastery. The main event here includes the display of a giant thongdrol (applique’ silk work with Buddhist ima…

Chorten Kora

  5 March 2015   Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse

The Chorten Kora Festival brings together perhaps the largest congregation of people at a single festival site in all of eastern Bhutan. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular f…

Buli Mani

  6 March 2015 – 8 March 2015   Buli Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang

Buli Lhakhang is located on a little knoll in Chumey valley, Bumthang. This festival is held every two years on the 16th day of the first month of the Bhutanese calendar. The wall …

Zhemgang Tshechu

  26 March 2015   Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang

Zhemgang is one of the remotest districts in the country. The annual Tshechu is the biggest event in the district. Different mask as well as folk dances are performed during the fe…

Talo Tsechu

  27 March 2015 – 29 March 2015   Talogonpa, Punakha

The three-day Talo Tshechu is well known for its mask dances and the atsara (clown) dances. An equally popular attraction, which has a deep religious and historical significance, i…

Gomkora Tshechu

  27 March 2015 to 29 March 2015   Gomkora, Trashiyangtse

The Gomphukora temple is built adjacent to a sacred cave formed out of a rock outcrop near a river. Gomphu means ‘meditation cave’ while Kora translates to ‘circumambulation’. The …

Tsirang Tshechu

  27 March 2015 to 29 March 2015   Tsirang Dzong, Tshirang

The annual tshechu is the biggest festival in the southern town of Tsirang. The festival attracts people from all over the region. Several varieties of mask dances are performed. L…

Peling Tshechu

  29 March 2015 – 31 March 2015   Wangduecholing, Bumthang

This special three-day Peling Tshechu brings together a rich selection of sacred mask dances of the Peling tradition from across the country. This Tshechu is performed for the long…